Today I'm introducing Honey and Little Girl to y'all. They are squirrels. Yes squirrels. We moved into our home the middle of March and I immediately started to feed the birds. The trees were bare and we are surrounded by trees, underbrush, bushes and wildlife. I'm in heaven.
If you are my friend on Facebook, you see a lot of photos of Honey and Little Girl and read about their daily escapades. I have several friends who have asked for a squirrel page. LOL guess I'm not the only one obsessed here.
Once we were settled in, about a week, I started to feed the birds and out came the squirrels. I mean, not one, not two but a colony of squirrels. They would come up on the deck 2-5 at a time. It got to where I could identify some of them.
There's Greedy Petey cause he is! A fat male squirrel who will chase the others away. Well I wasn't having that. So I set him straight right quick like.
Proud Slim, he's a skinny male who loves to sit up on his haunches and show off the family jewels. Proud one for sure. I was fussing at him one day and my husband said "how do you know it's a male?" I looked at him, "honey this ain't my first rodeo and wait until he sits up, it's pretty dang clear he's a boy!" Here came Proud Slim and BAM there were the jewels. I'm like "See, told ya".
Then there's Big Momma. I'm almost positive she is Honey and Little Girl's momma. But anyway, she can be a piggie too. Big Momma showed up this week and is, well, bigger than before. Mating season may have taken its toll on her. I may have a colony of babies here before too long.
But there was this one little cutie who would come and sit on the rail while I put out feed. So I started talking to her and trying to get close to her. As time has passed she has gotten closer and closer, even taking food from my hand a time or two.
Sometimes if I am late with the feeding I'll look out the kitchen window and see her on the rail looking like hey lady where you at?! Other times I've caught her climbing on the screen and running on the window sills. Silly things.
Little GirlLittle Girl stays out back and is fed on the deck. I see her running around the yard but she sticks close to the deck and I'm almost positive is the culprit behind the porch break in. Something keeps pulling the screen loose and coming into the screened in porch. I'm thinking it's her because she climbs the screens and once when I was sitting in the porch area she was at the corner of the door, where the screen keeps mysteriously coming loose, and picking at it. I scolded her but she wasn't phased by it one bit.
Honey came looking for food she wandered into our upholstery shop and was running around. My husband called me and said "your baby needs food" LOL so of course I went right out. I took a few grapes and she was smitten!Honey loves grapes as does Little Girl but this photo was taken the first day we gave Honey grapes and she was a greedy little thing. Begging for more and grabbing them then taking off.
Little Girl is as photogenic as Honey.
The boys watching the squirrels run around the trees and on the ground. They love this window but it's like window shopping with no money. You can look but that's it.
Honey loves the tires on the jeep but this particular day she was sitting on the Hummer. I said "girl don't you go messing up anything that things not ours!". She of course ignored me. It was here for new seats, door panels and headliner. Our upholstery business isn't just chairs, we do automotive, marine and furniture. Magnolia Designs Custom Upholstery
Honey with a chunk of cantaloupe. Yep I spoil the wildlife too.
Honey has her own bowl now. And yes it matches the decor in my house. Don't be upset and thinking that I'm favoring one over the other. Little Girl had a bowl, actually three different ones but they keep getting broken or disappear altogether.??? Who knows what happens at night.
The new Birdbath aka squirrel watering bowl.The colony running around.
Trying hard to get to the feeder- Little Girl running on the screen.
Chillin' on a hot day- not sure which one this is but I'm thinking it was one of the boys. Seems they like to cool their nuts on the rail, in the water bowl or on the big rock by the deck.
That was your introduction to the squirrels and if you are interested enough there will be more to come. I can't wait until the little babies start showing up!